Mission Wine & Wine Glass Rack - follow up

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Project by Pheirendt posted 11-16-2008 10:21 PM 2750 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for all the nice comments.

I decided to post a follow up to show how the design of the glass shelves work. I wanted the shelves to be solid in front with the slot coming from the back. The slot ends with a hole that is bigger than the slot and all of the shoulders are rounded over. This creates a “well” for the stem to sit down in and keeps it from moving in the slot. The glasses are easily removed from the back with a slight tilt as shown in the photo.

After cleaning up my workshop I saw my shop drawings and thought you might like seeing the detailed plan – the scale is basically 2” per square. The second page is my scratch paper with the critical dimensions for the bottles, glasses, and the posts.


-- Paul, St Louis, MO,

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#1 posted 11-16-2008 10:37 PM

very nice…

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#2 posted 11-17-2008 12:33 AM

Now I have a better idea of how you get the glasses out, thanks! I usually just do the same with a hole bigger than the slot, but never from the back. I might steal that idea the next time I do one of these.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 11-17-2008 12:39 AM

Thanks for sharing this fine design…Blkcherry

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#4 posted 11-17-2008 04:40 AM

Great! I had my Christmas gift figured out for this year and I had to open this post…

Looks great and thanks for the additional details.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 03-13-2009 05:44 AM

how did you attach the wine glass rails to the posts? I can’t tell from the image.

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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#6 posted 03-13-2009 05:18 PM

I attached the glass rails to the posts using large pins (1/2 inch) for strength. I needed the rails to attach to the face of the posts so there was room to tilt the glasses for removal (as shown in the picture).

I wanted to keep the design light and decided against adding corbels or brackets to support the shelves – the glasses are light so the shelves are plenty sturdy.

-- Paul, St Louis, MO,

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#7 posted 03-14-2009 06:22 AM

So you just picked up some 1/2 inch dowels? I was inspired by your piece, I decided that I will be making one here soon! I drew the modified plans up on Sketch Up. I left the mission style, but kept some of the same components.

If you know how to post sketch up on here, let me know and I’ll share the goods. Thanks!

-- Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands- establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17

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